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Thirteen nations to crack down on criminals who smuggle tiger parts

Tiger trading is already illegal, but authorities agreed that smugglers should receive harsher punishments.

French judge says Monsanto poisoned farmer

It was the first case of its kind in France and could pave the way for other pesticide-related lawsuits.

Eternit building executives convicted for asbestos-related deaths in Italy

The Turin court said that the executives didn't comply with safety rules, leading to an environmental disaster in Italy.

Chinese environment official fired after toxic river spill

The Chinese government and news reports still haven't provided insight into how exactly the spill happened. 

Tea Party says green projects are a United Nations plot

Tea Party activists protest efforts to reduce pollution. Newt Gingrich supports their concerns.
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Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks to the media at the Union League Club following an earlier meeting with Donald Trump at Trump Tower on December 5, 2011 in New York City. Gingrich, who's seen a surge in polls in recent weeks, attended a town hall event December 3, hosted by the Tea Party of Staten Island. (Spencer Platt/AFP/Getty Images)
Newt Gingrich says the Tea Party's fears are justified.

Sierra Club took $26 million from natural gas industry

The club says it stopped accepting the funds in 2010.
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More than 50 demonstrators sit down in front of the White House along Pennsylvania Avenue while protesting against a proposed pipeline that would bring tar sands oil to the U.S. from Canada, on August 22, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The Sierra Club promoted the benefits of natural gas while accepting millions in donations from one of the top gas drilling companies.

Australia slaps tax on worst carbon polluters

Media reports say increases to the cost of living would be a knock-on effect resulting rom polluting companies passing on their carbon costs to the consumer.
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